^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4

Good Friday: Will Johnson, Slobberbone, Blackheart Society

Not the busiest weekend of shows around town this time around--which I'm OK with as I'm off to Colorado to visit friends and check out Neon Indian's debut at Monolith on Sunday (and you thought we were done with them for the time being... ha!). But there are some cool shows worth looking into this weekend--and, more good news for me, we've already written about most.

Oh, and of those show's we've already hyped. A reminder:

Tonight, there's the Boys Named Sue CD release show at Sons of Hermann Hall with The King Bucks and the Great Tyrant- and Me-Thinks-led show at Lola's Sixth in Fort Worth.

On Saturday, there's Throw Me The Statues, The Brunettes and Nurses at The Cavern, there's Chairlift up at Hailey's in Denton, the Somebody's Darling CD Release show at The Granada, and, lest we forget, the Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley show at Superpages.com Center.

And, as for Sunday, well... well, I got nothing.

But I do have a few more Friday and Saturday shows worth looking into, so let's jump and talk 'em up a bit, OK? As always, feel free to make suggestions of other shows worth looking into by adding them to our comments.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Will Johnson, Liz Durrett
Friday, Sept. 11, at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton

Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson offers Denton audiences the same treat he offered Dallas audiences last night at the Double Wide by performing this solo set at Dan's. Never seen a Johnson solo set? You really should. Not that his voice isn't affecting at the head of Centro-matic, but a setting like this, without the noise around it, really exposes the nooks and crannies of his beautifully strained voice. Highly recommended.

Slobberbone, Sarah Jaffe, Kinky Friedman, others
Saturday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 11, at Smoke in Oak Cliff

The new restaurant at The Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff gets a celebratory send-off on Saturday Friday in a show booked by The Baptist Generals' Chris Flemmons, the same man who brought us NX35 earlier this year. And a good job on the booking, offering up Slobberbone (always a big draw and good time), Jaffe (always a treat) and, sure, why not, Kinky Friedman.

Stereo is a Lie, Blackheart Society, MoTel Aviv
Saturday, Sept. 12, at The Double Wide

The draw here is actually the send-off/reunion taking place during Blackheart Society's set. Former bass player Joshua Warr is about to take off and begin a new life in the Air Force--and as something of a send-off, his old friends in the band asked him to re-join them for a night and reassembled the band's original (and probably most cohesive) lineup in doing so. A great guy, we wish Warr the best--and you should, too, in person, at this show.

...and that's all I got, really. Be safe and have fun out there.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.